November 13, 2007

New Year's Resolution Checkup

Well the year is almost up and it's time to check up and see how I did. *The resolutions are marked with an asterisk:

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*I will use only the freshest brand of Wax Paper.
(check - this I achieved with little effort)

*I will spend more time painting on canvas and think BIG.
(half check - I could have painted more. I've put Donald Trump's book on hold 'How to Think Big and Kick Ass'... maybe that will help)

*I will work harder to avoid all nagging details and keep after my dreams.
(half check - could have tried harder. The Devil is in the details...)

*I will paint my way through the forgotten back roads of the West, driving a 1947 Ford. I will sleep in the back seat and eat at picturesque diners.
(no check at all, Dang! And this one sounded really good too.)

*I will search looking for landscapes to capture on canvas in simple shapes with no more than 3 simple colors.
(half a check)

*I will spend two weeks in a moss covered woods, watching owls... I will keep a campfire going day and night.
(check - I did spend 3 days in the moss covered woods... and I saw some owls!)

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*I will spend more time living in the past and only occasionally drift into the present.
(check, check and re-check)

*I will wear plaid shirts or blue cotton shirts for weeks on end.
(check - this I achieved with little effort. Boxers changed more frequently, of course.)

*I will unplug my telephone and look for wooded property in the country... with a view.
(check - I did scan the real estate listings. Phone is frequently left off hook.)

*I will visit Paris and London dressed in corduroy and visit out of the way museums and cafes.
(no check at all. And this one sounded really good too.)

*I will move into a houseboat with a mysterious, attractive foreigner who speaks only dutch
(no check at all, Dang! I knew this one sounded too good to be true!)

*I will finally get a new futon frame to put in the basement and toss out the old couch!
(check, check and re-check. However it must be noted that I failed to paint the south side of the house. Must leave something for next year!)

7 comments:

Paula Pertile said...

Thanks for reminding me I need to test my wax papers! I may be using something inferior. Gasp!

Sam said...

What does one do with wax paper? I never know what to do with it...

Do you write out your resolution list? I think it's a good idea. That way, you can go back, like you did, and check everything off that you accomplished.

On second thought...

John Nez said...

Alas... my knowledge of the uses of waxed paper is limited.

My resolutions? I always make them at the worst possible time... for instance I always resolve to go on a diet just before the Holidays. So my New Year's resolutions are mostly for fun.

Despite all my resolutions I'm still just me... next year I'll resolve to be someone new instead!

:0)

June said...

" *I will visit Paris and London dressed in corduroy and visit out of the way museums and cafes. "



Well if you run this one again next year, and manage to achieve it, do let me know. I'll make a special trip to London just to see you :o)
I don't even mind you wearing the corduroy!

Cowboys & Custard said...

Greetings from Bath UK
What a delightful .. uplifting blog you have!
I particularly empathise with your profile statment about the 'Ivory tower and padded cell' and making money as an artist..30 years on I am still trying to achieve the latter!
You have achieved much though looking at your wonderful illustrations.. something I once aspired to being but never got very far.. just a blank piece of paper and a chewed pencil.
Michele

Sue said...

In the car advert, it looks as if the laydy's driving...which would make it right-hand drive! (ok for us in the UK, though!) Or is that just her handbag on the dash? ;-)

Sue said...

In the car advert, it looks as if the lady's driving...which would make it right-hand drive! (ok for us in the UK, though!) Or is that just her handbag on the dash? ;-)